VERNON - Joseph J. "Joe Vee" Vieradka, 72, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Castlepoint Veterans Hospital in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
Joe, son of the late Joseph and Helen (Lyness) Vieradka, was born in Paterson on July 30, 1944. He has been a longtime resident of the Highland Lakes section of Vernon. Joe went to St. George's Grammar School in Paterson, and graduated from St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City. He also attended McMurray College in Illinois.
Joe was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1965-1971. He was a lifetime member of Wallkill Valley Memorial VFW Post No. 8441, of Vernon, and had served as post commander from 1995-1996. Joe also served as the post's club manager for over 20 years.
He is survived by his cousins, George Sterling, of Woodland Park, and Rita Redy, of Seaside Park, as well as many friends.
A memorial service will be held at Wallkill Valley Memorial VFW Post No. 8441, 313 Route 94, Vernon, on Saturday Aug. 27, at 3 p.m. A repast will follow until 6 p.m.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon. For directions and online condolences, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com.
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Published by The New Jersey Herald on Aug. 21, 2016.